ONA Weekly #381: ONA Insights Starts Tomorrow—register Now For Your Virtual Ticket

By on October 13, 2021

ONA Insights starts tomorrow—register now to get your virtual pass

ONA Insights begins in less than 24 hours, and it’s not too late to register for a Virtual-Only Pass to participate in select sessions remotely.

With the Insights program finalized, we want to take a moment to thank the volunteer program team. Without them we wouldn’t have achieved this milestone event.

  • Sarah Schmalback, Product Director, Lenfest Local Lab at The Inquirer
  • Ron Nurwisah, Senior Editor of Audience, Yahoo News
  • Tasha Stewart, Director of Product Management, WURD Radio
  • Susan Gonzalez, Social Media Strategist, Chalkbeat, and ONA Board member
  • Kristine Villanueva, Project Editor of Equally Informed, Resolve Philly
  • Kassie Navarro, Director of Communications, Press On

Since August, they have contributed their expertise to help design an inspiring learning experience for our first in-person community event in two years. They reviewed each submission to the Suggestion Box, recommended pitches that were most relevant to this year’s focus areas and supported outreach to ensure a diverse lineup of speakers.

If you are registered for Insights, check out the attendee directory to see who else is joining and contributing to the conference. send them a message or even book a meeting with them. When logged in, be sure to update your user profile—we encourage you to add a Calendly link or similar meeting booking link under “Calendar” so other participants can connect with you.

Note for All Access Pass holders: We’re requiring all participants in Philadelphia to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and to wear face masks indoors. Review the FAQs on our safety measures and reach out with any questions any time by emailing support@journalists.org.


Expose injustice through the O’Brien Fellowship

This nine-month fellowship equips reporters with a team of student journalists, funds for travel and research, and a $70,000 stipend to investigate a topic of their choosing and ignite change. Learn more.

Live from Philadelphia, it’s the 2021 OJAs!

We will announce winners of the 2021 Online Journalism Awards, ONA’s annual program recognizing the best work in digital journalism, live from Philadelphia’s Sonesta Hotel on Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. EDT (20:30 UTC). With more than 130 finalists across 21 categories, we’re excited to share this event with you in person and behind the screen. The ceremony will also honor the inaugural recipient of the Impact Award, created to recognize a trailblazing individual whose journalism work and passion for innovation has made a significant impact on the industry.

Which of your peers are you most excited to see win? Watch the live ceremony and use the hashtag #OJA21 to cheer them on and celebrate their work. Follow @ONA for more winners announcements after the ceremony.  

The 2021 Online Journalism Awards reception and ceremony are generously supported by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

ONA Members: Five days left to vote in the 2022-23 ONA Board of Elections

Of the 11 candidates running for six open seats in the 2022-23 ONA Board of Directors Election, who would you like to see lead our organization? Last week, our candidates—six new nominees and five incumbents—shared lightning talks about their plan to guide ONA’s leadership over the next two years. Log in to your account to watch the replay here.

ONA members: voting is open now until next Monday, Oct. 18.

How to transform your data to insight to action 

Join this free webinar on Oct. 26 to discuss the challenges and opportunities of adopting a data-oriented culture, as well as an overview of the in-house and third-party data solutions landscape. Rafael Cores, VP of Digital Content for Impremedia, whose digital properties include La Opinión in Los Angeles, El Diario in New York City and La Raza in Chicago, will lead the discussion. This webinar is delivered in partnership with Marfeel.

Important dates

Career opportunities

ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs, fellowships and internships in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

On our radar

The radar is now open for suggestions. Have you written or read a piece lately that would benefit others in journalism? We’re interested in sharing insights on trends, how-to guides, lessons from a project and other inspiration for innovation in digital journalism.
Join as an ONA member or make a donation to help sustain ONA’s mission to inspire and support innovation in digital journalism. If you’re looking to promote an event, product, job opening or other opportunity, explore options to reach the ONA community.

We also rely on philanthropic and corporate support. Contact Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer Jessica Strelitz at jessica@journalists.org to learn about the many ways to invest in our mission.